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CMS publishes corrections to RUG-IV federal per diem rates & MDS item in SNF PPS final rule

By The Bottom Line.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the following summary of errors published in the FY2019 SNF PPS final rule:

  • In Tables 6 and 7 on pages 39170 through 39172, we made errors in copying values into the “total rate” column of the tables used in the final rule preamble, so the numbers in this column did not accurately reflect the total case-mix adjusted federal per diem rates.
  • On page 39222, we made a typographical error in Table 27 in the MDS item number reference (column 2) associated with one of the conditions and extensive services used for NTA classification.

In Table 45 on page 39285, we misordered the ownership labels in the table as “Government, Profit, Non-Profit,” instead of “Profit, Non-Profit, Government.”

On page 39287, we inadvertently typed “urban rural West South Central region,” when we intended to state “rural West South Central region.”

The correction to these errors are found in Section IV of the correction notice and are effective October 1, 2018. CMS also republished the wage indexes in Table A and B on the CMS website to at to correct errors made there.